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    Mom's Easy Oven Polenta

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    55 mins

    5 mins

    50 mins

    Julesong's Note:

    This is the method for making polenta that my mom swears by. :) I asked her where she got the recipe, and she thinks it was from the Oregonian newspaper.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      In a 1 to 1-1/2 quart baking pan, stir together the water, salt, pepper and polenta.
    3. 3
      Add the pieces of butter.
    4. 4
      Place the container, uncovered, in the center of the top rack of the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
    5. 5
      Open the oven, pull out the rack and stir the polenta (this is also the time to add any additional ingredients such as cheese).
    6. 6
      Close the oven and bake the polenta for an additional 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      At this point you can either prepare it for frying or serve immediately; if you want to fry it, then you should form it in a pan and refrigerate for several hours.
    9. 9
      It's great straight out of the oven with marinara sauce on it.
    10. 10
      Good additions are Monterey Jack cheese, parmesan, jalapenos, or even pine nuts.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 29, 2013

      Look for this recipe every time I make Polenta for my Italian friend. She doesn't even think her mom would care that we didn't stir for an hour.

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    • on October 05, 2010


      Wonderful and easy. I did use 2 cups of my homemade chicken stock instead of the water and put parmesan cheese in right at the beginning. Without these additions I'm pretty sure I would have found it too bland. Thanks for posting!

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    • on March 20, 2010


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    Nutritional Facts for Mom's Easy Oven Polenta

    Serving Size: 1 (276 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 161.3
    Calories from Fat 61
    Total Fat 6.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 928.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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